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1305 Archbishop Bertrand the Got of Bordeaux was elected Pope Clement V.
1316 King Louis X of France died.
1723 Economist Adam Smith was born.
1783 The Montgolfier Brothers gave the first public demonstration of their hot-air balloon.
1794 The U. S. Congress passed the Neutrality Act, banning Americans from serving in the armed forces of foreign powers.
1806 The Batavian Republic became the Kingdom of Holland.
1846 A telegraph line between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore, Maryland, went into operation.
1849 Denmark became a constitutional monarchy.
1850 "Wild West" figure Pat Garrett was born.
1879 George Evans rode Spendthrift to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1883 Economist John Maynard Keynes was born.
1886 Jim McLaughlin rode Inspector B to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1887 Anthropologist Ruth Benedict was born.
1900 Author Stephen Crane died.
1910 Author O. Henry died.
1912 United States Marines invaded Caimanera, Cuba.
1915 Denmark amended its constitution
to allow women's suffrage.
1920 The first rivet was driven on the Bank of Italy headquarters at 1 Powell in San Francisco, California.
1922 The U. S. Supreme Court ruled that unions are liable for damage or injury caused during strikes.
1925 Wiilie Macfarlane won the U. S. Golf Open.
1929 Adolph Coors, founder of Coors Brewery, died.
1937 Charley Kurtsinger rode War Admiral to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1940 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company exhibited a synthetic rubber tire in Akron, Ohio.
1941 A Japanese air attack on Chongqing, China, killed at least 4,000 people who had taken refuge in a tunnel.
1942 The United States
declared war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
President José P. Laurel was shot four times while
playing golf in Mandaluyong, and survived.
1945 The "Big Four" formally stripped Germany of all lands conquered and occupied during World War II.
1946 Fire in the LaSalle Hotel
cocktail lounge in Chicago, Illinois, killed 61 persons.
1947 U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall described the Marshall Plan.
1952 Jersey Joe Walcott defeated Ezzard Charles in 15 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title.
1953 Tennis player Bill Tilden died.
1954 The last episode of "Your Show of Shows" aired on NBC-TV.
1956 A U. S.
federal court ruled racial segregation on Montgomery,
1957 The collision of
two trains near Cortazar, Mexico, killed 14 persons and
left 16 others missing and presumed dead.
1959 A head-on collision between two
commuter trains near São Paulo, Brazil, killed 60
persons and injured at least 200.
1965 John Sellers rode Hail to All to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1967 Israel launched simultaneous attacks on Egypt and Syria.
Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot by Sirhan
1971 Walter Blum rode
Pass Catcher to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1975 Hugh Tosteson won the U. S. National Spelling Bee, with "incisor."
1976 The Teton Dam in Idaho broke, sending a 15-foot-high wall of
water downstream that left at least 9 people dead.
1977 The National
Women of Kenya planted seven trees in Kamukunji Park,
Nairobi, Kenya, to start the Green Belt Movement.
1981 Nolan Ryan threw the 1,777th walk of his career to set a new Major League Baseball record.
1982 Laffit Pincay, Jr., rode Conquistador Cielo to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1985 Steve Cauthen rode Slip Anchor to victory at Epsom Downs to become the only jockey to win both the Kentucky Derby and The Derby.
1988 The first Children's Miracle Network Telethon raised $590,000.
1989 The Skydome opened in Toronto, Canada, with a Blue Jays 5-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
1993 Julie Krone rode
Colonial Affair to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1998 Workers at
the General Motors parts factory in Flint,
Michigan, went on strike.
1999 Jose Santos rode
Lemon Drop Kid to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
2004 Edgar Prado rode
Birdstone to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
2010 Mike Smith rode Drosselmeyer to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
2012 Author Ray Bradbury died.
2013 A lightning storm killed 44 persons in Bihar, India.
2015 A magnitude 6.0 earthquake killed 18 persons on Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia.
2017 A bus collided with a truck in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India, and caught fire, killing 22 persons.
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